I enjoy getting stoned like most people do, but my interest in cannabis goes far beyond recreational use.
As a scientist, I look at the plant and think of all the amazing medical benefits that lay within. Then I think about what can still be discovered! As science evolves, we learn more about the things we assumed we had all figured out. I got a university degree in botany and horticulture, and my goal was to apply this science towards cultivating exciting new cannabis products. What better place to start my career than in Seattle, WA, widely known for developing some of the best cannabis strains in the world? Here is where the story gets crazy, because once I moved to Seattle and started applying for jobs I saw a whole new side of the industry. People think of potheads as jovial and slow-witted, but these people aren’t potheads; they are savvy Seattle business owners, and cannabis is their product. I had to sign confidentiality waivers just to sit down for an interview with the top Seattle growing operations. All of the various cannabis companies were rivals for the market share in Seattle, and they were worried about industrial espionage. It took a lot longer than I expected, but finally I was hired by one of the smaller, fringe cannabis labs outside of Seattle. The pay is decent, but I am getting what I really wanted out of this experience – firsthand experience and knowledge about the best Seattle cannabis strains. After a few years I will leave Seattle and start my own cannabis farm.